Baccalaureate Learning Goals

Learning GoalsEvery student from the University of La Verne will graduate with:

  • broad knowledge and appreciation of the liberal arts integrated with a depth of knowledge in a specialized discipline;
  • ability to think critically and creatively, and apply those skills toward resolution of local, national and global problems;
  • excellence in written, oral, and creative expression through a variety of traditional and contemporary media;
  • effective leadership and teamwork skills with cultural competence; and
  • commitment to ethical, environmental, and social responsibility accompanied by civic and community engagement.

Learning Outcomes

Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 1: Integrated Learning Students will differentiate and evaluate theories and approaches to complex, multidisciplinary problems and articulate a solution to a question or challenge using evidence from a variety of fields and co-curricular/life experiences. Integrative Learning VALUE Rubric
Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 2: Critical Thinking & Information Literacy Students will formulate a question on a topic that is trans-disciplinary, locate and evaluate appropriate evidence that addresses the question in relation to the problem’s context, and articulate conclusions that follow logically from such analysis. Critical Thinking VALUE Rubric
Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 3: Creative Thinking Students will apply innovative thought, demonstrate an ability to synthesize divergent ideas, and use creative risk-taking as they contemplate and resolve problems. Creative Thinking VALUE Rubric
Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 4: Oral Expression Students will, using structured, well-supported, imaginative and appropriate oral language and effective non-verbal communication, confidently and compellingly present themselves to varied audiences. Oral Communication VALUE Rubric
Learning Outcome 5: Written Expression Students will communicate clearly, ethically, and purposefully to a variety of audiences in the structured written genres relevant to their academic and/or professional contexts. Written Communication VALUE Rubric
Learning Outcome 6: Cultural Competence Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of cultures and construction of knowledge, value diversity of thought, and reflect on the process of building consensus based on shared understandings and goals. Intercultural Knowledge and Competence VALUE Rubric
Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 7: Teamwork and Leadership Students will both, using effective strategies, facilitate team engagement by creating an environment conducive to team-building using effective strategies and demonstrate leadership through conflict resolution Team-Work VALUE Rubric
Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 8: Ethical Reasoning Students will identify and articulate ethical issues, core beliefs, multiple perspectives, and multi layer contexts when analyzing choices and making decisions. Ethical Reasoning VALUE Rubric
Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 9: Civic and Community Knowledge Students will engage in active and integrative learning based on principles of reciprocity and appreciative inquiry and analyze and critically reflect on social and environmental issues that impact communities and institutions. Civic Engagement VALUE Rubric
Baccalaureate Learning Outcome 10: Presentation Students will present artifacts using a variety of traditional and contemporary media to demonstrate their intellectual, professional, and personal development.
Braid Reflection This activity asks students to explain how experiences in the La Verne experience courses have shaped personal beliefs and cultural identity. Braid Reflection Rubric